Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

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The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

8 reasons Python will rule the enterprise — and 8 reasons it won’t

8 reasons Python will rule the enterprise — and 8 reasons it won’t

The rise of Python will lead many enterprise managers to wonder whether it’s time to jump on the hype train. Let’s weigh the pros and cons.

11 reasons to hate the cloud

11 reasons to hate the cloud

For software developers and IT, the self-service pay-as-you-go cloud model seems like a dream come true. But then the bill comes due.

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How to make the most of the Google Cloud free tier

10 tips for stretching Google’s free services to the limit and pinning your cloud meter at zero.

How to make the most of the AWS free tier

How to make the most of the AWS free tier

10 tips for stretching Amazon’s free services to the limit and keeping your cloud bill near zero.

The best open source software of 2020

The best open source software of 2020

InfoWorld picks the year’s best open source software for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

Where to find free and open data sets on the web

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From government, health, and finance data to weather, baseball, and Star Trek, countless collections of free data are available to scratch almost your analytical itch

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Look to these strategies to balance privacy with functionality and protect your applications and data against attacks in the cloud

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13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

From Visual Studio integration to powerful machine learning APIs, you have more than a dozen reasons to choose Azure over AWS

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